Practical Process Safety Management is a book that provides a deeper understanding of the technical and human issues involving the various elements of Process Safety Management (PSM). The book is based on the author’s practical experience of 35 years, in chemical industries in India and Internationally.

You will understand the requirements of OSHA CFR1910.119 PSM rule and also gain valuable insights into the best practices of PSM.

This book is organized into the following chapters:

  • Introduction

  • Process Safety Information

  • Process Hazard Analysis

  • Operating Procedures

  • Work Permit Systems

  • Contractor Safety

  • Training

  • Pre Startup Safety Review

  • Incident Investigation

  • Management of Change

  • Mechanical Integrity and Quality Assurance

  • Emergency Planning and Response

  • Employee participation

  • Audit and Management Review

  • Human Factors (with case studies)

  • Developing a Process Safety Culture

  • Process Safety Management in India

Price: Rs 950/= only. For purchase, please contact bkprism@gmail.com

Proceeds from the book are donated to victims of Bhopal Gas Disaster.

About the author

Mr.Karthikeyan is a Chemical Engineer from Madras University, with over 35 years experience in the Chemical Industry in Operations, Technical Services, Process Safety, OHS and Environment Management. He has worked in India and abroad. His extensive practical experience includes the implementation and auditing of Risk based Process Safety Management System as per OSHA CFR 1910.119, EPA’s 40 CFR 68 Risk Management Program and current best practices. He has provided process safety consultancy and training services for many organizations in India, Germany, South Africa, Greece, Malaysia, Abu Dhabi and Jordan.

He is a lead auditor for ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 systems. He is also an emergency responder for chemical plants and has undergone extensive emergency response and rescue training abroad. He has investigated numerous catastrophic chemical process plant incidents using ECFA, Barrier Analysis and M-T-O techniques and is an expert on human factors and abnormal situation management.

He has worked at senior management level with leading organisations like Madras Fertilisers Limited, Murugappa Group, (as Dy. General Manager for Process Safety Management) and internationally with National Methanol Co., Saudi Arabia (a SABIC and Celanese joint venture).

He has carried out over 350 audits of Process Safety in both continuous and batch processes, conducted many HAZOP studies and conducted over 400 training sessions on management systems for Process Safety.

He has published many papers in leading magazines on Process Safety and presented many papers on Process Safety Management in national and international seminars. He blogs regularly on process safety topics at http://indiaprocesssafety.blogspot.com

His LinkedIn profile can be accessed at

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